Old City Cemetery

Basic Information

Address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone Number: (9160 448-0811

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Days and Hours: Daily except Wednesday and Thursday

Adorned with beautiful statues, dramatic markers and lush gardens, Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is an outdoor museum recording California history from the Gold Rush Era through today.

Since its establishment in 1849, the City Cemetery has become the resting place of many remarkable Californians, demonstrating the diversity of California history and culture. Visitors will discover the burial sites of Sacramento mayors and California governors as well as memorials to Civil War Veterans, Volunteer Firemen and the victims of the 1850 Cholera Epidemic.

The City Cemetery is the oldest existing cemetery in Sacramento. Keeping with the popular style of the times, it was designed to resemble a Victorian garden. Traversed by pathways and grand avenues, the cemetery provides a park-like setting for exploring history.

Grade Levels:
Disabled Access:

Wheelchair accesible.

Admission/Tickets: There is a 3.00 fee for student tours and $5.00 for adults.
Food: none on site
Length of Visit: tours generally last one to one and half hours.
Student/Staff Ratio: student groups are requested to have adult supervision
Max. Group Number: none
Exhibits: this is an outdoor museum.
Freebies: none
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: none
Retail Store: None but there are T shirts and books for sale.
Reservations Needed: yes

The Old City Cemetery is located in the center of Sacramento and near to all freeway exchanges. Free parking is available across the street in a lot between 9th and 10th Streets on Broadway.

Nearby Attractions: Sutter's Fort, State Capitol, Old Sacramento, Indian Museum, Railroad Museum
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